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The Department of Justice announced a new program, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Enforcement Support ...
Tasha Green Cruzat to assume key Cook County position Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ...
CHICAGO – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced negative ...
Town Hall Meeting To Focus on Serious Challenges Facing Voters     WASHINGTON, DC - The Congressional Black Caucus ...
Photographs and films featuring four decades of Chicago's citizens and landmarks go on view   CHICAGO, IL ...
TULSA, Okla.— The results of the April 2016 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by ...
Exhibit examines President Lincoln’s Cabinet and the start of the Civil War ...
Anti-war groups will gather Thursday to keep pressure on the White House to end threats ...
WBDC provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneursincluding ...
Severe storms in the Chicago area can prompt many homeowners to search for a contractor ...

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DR. JUANITA BRATCHER DEPARTS, 1939 – 2019

Dr. Juanita Bratcher, Award-Winning Journalist, Author, Poet, Songwriter, and wife of late labor leader Neal A. Bratcher, Sr., died early Friday, March 29, 2019. She was 79. She was the Publisher & CEO of CopyLine Magazine, a former investigative news reporter ...
AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DR. JUANITA BRATCHER DEPARTS, 1939 – 2019

Five Million Americans say it’s Time to Impeach

From: Tom Steyer Bob Fertik, Democrats.com <activist@democrats.com> The entire world watched the day Donald Trump took Vladimir Putin’s side in Helsinki, finally seeing what so many of us have been seeing for so long. The world saw President Trump deny that Putin orchestrated ...
Five Million Americans say it’s Time to Impeach

Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Schools must have democratic oversight from elected, representative school board – the path forward to provide transparency and accountability that protects students from harm, says union. CHICAGO, IL—The CPS released a report on system-wide failures to protect students from ...
Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Fatherless Daughters Network Helping Black Women and Others Worldwide to Find Hope, Help and Healing

Angela Patterson, founder of the Fatherless Daughters Network, and her new book Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Fatherless Daughters Network is celebrating dads everywhere, especially since Father's Day is during the month of June. On this occasion every ...
Fatherless Daughters Network Helping Black Women and Others Worldwide to Find Hope, Help and Healing

NAACP Committed to Countering Disenfranchisement of Voters in Wake of Husted Decision

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Ohio Supplemental Voter “List Maintenance” Process: “The NAACP is disappointed in today’s decision by ...
NAACP Committed to Countering Disenfranchisement of Voters in Wake of Husted Decision

New Raoul Law Expands Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) providing additional protections and rights for survivors of sexual assault or abuse was signed into law on Friday. The Survivors’ Bill of Rights fills in gaps in Illinois’ current ...
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NAACP: The Kavanaugh Nomination Must be Postponed

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the US Supreme Court and his views are now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.The NAACP has a number of grave concerns about this nomination and about ...
20 August 2018 I Read the full story

Chicago to See Roles of Women and Girls in Detroit’s ’67 Rebellion

Members of the cast of AFTER/LIFE in their 2017 Detroit debut Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- A play chronicling the untold story of women and girls in the 1967 Detroit rebellion is making its way to Chicago ...
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Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Schools must have democratic oversight from elected, representative school board – the path forward to provide transparency and accountability that protects students from harm, says union. CHICAGO, IL—The CPS released a report on system-wide failures to protect students from ...
20 August 2018 I Read the full story
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IDOT Reopening Lanes Where Possible for Labor Day

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on IDOT Reopening Lanes Where Possible for Labor Day

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the reopening of lanes where possible for the Labor Day holiday to minimize travel disruption. Non-emergency work will be suspended from 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, through 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, when construction will resume. The following work zones will remain in place during the […]

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Attorney General Madigan Launches Clergy Abuse Hotline

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Attorney General Madigan Launches Clergy Abuse Hotline

  CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan launched a Clergy Abuse Hotline for anyone in the state of Illinois to report allegations of sexual abuse by clergy members. Madigan urged Illinois residents to call her Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 with any information on allegations of sexual assault and abuse. The hotline will […]

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Social Justice Sunday September 2; Pastors Asked to ‘Call the Nation to Its Conscience’

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Social Justice Sunday September 2; Pastors Asked to ‘Call the Nation to Its Conscience’

    Sunday, September 2nd, has been declared as “Social Justice Sunday” in Black Churches across the United States. “Social Justice Sunday” will serve as the kick-off to the “Call to Conscience – Forward to Action” event to be held September 5th and 6th in Washington DC. “Historically the Black Church has been the conscience […]

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Will the Real Alderman Michelle Harris Step Down as Alderman of the 8th Ward

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Will the Real Alderman Michelle Harris Step Down as Alderman of the 8th Ward

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan The 8th Ward looks disgusting, and we can prove it. Don’t believe it? Drive up and down its main streets. Ald. Michelle Harris is helping the area plunge down into a slum by allowing businesses to come in that prey on the poor all the while attempting to transform the 8th ward […]

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NAACP: The Kavanaugh Nomination Must be Postponed

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on NAACP: The Kavanaugh Nomination Must be Postponed

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the US Supreme Court and his views are now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.The NAACP has a number of grave concerns about this nomination and about the unnecessary rush to confirm this nominee.  From his record as it exists and what […]

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A Tribute to The Queen of Soul

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on A Tribute to The Queen of Soul

 By Raymond Christian <sirrcccapt@msn.com> When we think about crossing over to the other side. Leaving this world in spirit form where our soul returns back to the one and only creator of life, God.  Many of us have had the opportunity to be blessed with the chance to see the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin either […]

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Five Million Americans say it’s Time to Impeach

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Five Million Americans say it’s Time to Impeach

From: Tom Steyer Bob Fertik, Democrats.com <activist@democrats.com> The entire world watched the day Donald Trump took Vladimir Putin’s side in Helsinki, finally seeing what so many of us have been seeing for so long. The world saw President Trump deny that Putin orchestrated a cyber-attack on our 2016 elections — and deny the consensus of our […]

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Federal Jury Slams Prison Employees for Brutal Behavior

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Federal Jury Slams Prison Employees for Brutal Behavior

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL — In a verdict virtually without precedent in Illinois, late yesterday a federal jury found three prison guards and a Department of Corrections nurse personally liable for over $250,000 in punitive damages for an incident in which a handcuffed prisoner at Menard Correctional Center was beaten up and denied access to […]

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Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Schools must have democratic oversight from elected, representative school board – the path forward to provide transparency and accountability that protects students from harm, says union. CHICAGO, IL—The CPS released a report on system-wide failures to protect students from sexual abuse – an appalling example of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s failed control our schools. CTU […]

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Illinois Payrolls Up for Sixth Straight Month

August - 20 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Comments Off on Illinois Payrolls Up for Sixth Straight Month

Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2% CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in July and nonfarm payrolls increased by +3,700 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The June job […]

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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